Campaign can shake up division in Kentucky Turf Cup

The Grade III, $1,000,000 Kentucky Turf Cup, the centerpiece of the boutique Kentucky Downs meet, anchors their Saturday program. The 1 1/2-mile heat lured 14 older grass horses. Post time for the Kentucky Turf Cup, the finale on a 10-race program, is 6:35 p.m. ET. #11 CAMPAIGN (5-1) has been running exclusively on dirt in…

Focus Group should get first Grade I score in United Nations

The Grade I, $300,000 United Nations Stakes will bring some top turf runners together at Monmouth Park this Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile heat drew a field of eight. Post time for the United Nations, Race 11 of a scheduled 13, is approximately 5:28 p.m. ET. #4 FOCUS GROUP (2-1, morning-line favorite) was empty late in…

Zulu Alpha heads competitive Man o’ War field

The first Grade I of the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, the Man o’ War, is set for this Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile turf event pits a field of nine in pursuit of a $700,000 purse. Post time for the Man o’ War, Race 10 on a stakes-laden 11-race program, is 6:24 p.m. ET. Betting…

Zulu Alpha looms large in Elkhorn

Saturday’s feature race at Keeneland is the Grade II, $250,000 Elkhorn Stakes. The 1 1/2-mile event takes place on the lawn and attracted 10 runners. Post time for the Elkhorn, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 5:30 p.m. Eastern. #10 ZULU ALPHA (8-5, morning-line favorite) goes for his third straight stakes victory in…

Hi Happy is a fearsome favorite in the Man o’ War

The Grade I, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes will be renewed this Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of 10 will test their mettle going 1 3/8-miles on the inner turf course. Post time for the Man o’ War, the finale on an 11-race card, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Plenty of points are on the…

Gritty Gunnevera can upset the Travers

A stacked field of 12 has assembled for the 148th running of the Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes this Saturday at Saratoga. The 1 1/4-mile event is as wide-open as any rendition in recent memory and has attracted three-year-old colts from all across the country. Going as Race 11 on a stakes-laden 13-race card,…

Distance specialist Bigger Picture out for more in Bowling Green

The Grade II, $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes came up strong on a star-studded Saturday card at Saratoga. The Grade II Jim Dandy, Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Grade II Amsterdam are also part of the 11-race extravaganza, with the Bowling Green going off as Race 9. Post time for the 1 3/8-mile turf event…

Weekly jockey review, 7/5/17; Gaffalione dominates at Gulfstream

It was a busy holiday weekend in the horse racing world. There were extra days of racing, high-class stakes heats and meet finales going on across the country. We’ll recap how some of the game’s best jockeys fared at various tracks from Belmont to Santa Anita here. Be sure to consider this information carefully for…

Think ‘Bigger’ in the United Nations

Monmouth Park hosts one of the summer’s biggest turf races, the Grade I United Nations Stakes, this Saturday. A field of nine will go 1 3/8-miles in pursuit of a $300,000 purse. The United Nations is the last of 11 races on the day, and estimated post time is 5:57 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to…